Blaze Pizza LLC is a Pasadena, California-based chain within the fast-casual dining restaurants category. Founded in 2011 by Elise and Rick Wetzel of Wetzel’s Pretzels, Blaze Pizza was modeled after the Chipotle concept as a made-to-order approach to serving customers.
The company offers more than 40 fresh toppings to choose from. Each restaurant makes its own dough in-house from scratch. Dough is fermented in the restaurant for 24 hours before use. Blaze offers an optional gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.
The company had also introduced online ordering to help minimize lines. Where permitted by local alcoholic beverages laws, some franchises also serve beer.
Since 2014, the company hosts its annual Pi Day every March 14 (sometimes abbreviated as 3/14) in which all personal pizzas are sold at the discounted price of $3.14 plus tax. In August 2016, the company began to offer Aqua Fresca soft drinks that are made in house with real fruit. In addition to the S'more Pies, Blaze began to offer chocolate chip cookies and brownies, both of which are cooked in the same oven that is used to cook the pizzas, for desert in November 2016.
Blaze Pizza was ranked as the #2 brand in the 2015 Fast Casual Top 100.
|Build Your Own Pizza||$8.45|
|1 Top Pizza||$6.75|
|Simple Pie Pizza||$5.55|
|Meat Eater Pizza||$8.45|
|BBQ Chicken Pizza||$8.45|
|Green Stripe Pizza||$8.45|
|Art Lover Pizza||$8.45|
|Red Vine Pizza||$8.45|
|Veg Out Pizza||$8.45|
|Link In Pizza||$8.45|
|White Top Pizza||$8.45|
|Caesar (Side Salad)||$3.95|
|Tomato, Basil & Ovalini (Side Salad)||$3.95|
|Roasted Veggie & Gorgonzola (Side Salad)||$3.95|
|Beet & Goat Cheese (Side Salad)||$3.95|
|Antipasto (Entree Salad)||$7.25|
|Chicken Caesar (Entree Salad)||$7.25|